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4 – 17 March 2016

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness.



Benvenuto to the 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival in Scotland where from 4 to 17 March 2016 you can find the best of il cinema italiano, currently on a high with the global and awards success of Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth. Sorrentino was a previous Festival guest so you can be confident of being able to talent spot in this year’s crop.

There are films from exciting new directors such as Lamberto Sanfelice, Edoardo Falcone, Laura Bispuri and Claudio Caligari (an Oscar contender) as well as such established names as Sergio Castellitto, Cristina Comencini, Gabriele Salvatores and Daniele Luchetti dealing with the early years of Pope Francis. A panoply of top acting talents headline many of the choices among them Valeria Golino, Elio Germano, Luca Marinelli, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Alba Rohrwacher, Jasmine Trinca and Riccardo Scamarcio.

The celebration is curated and co-founded by directors Allan Hunter and Richard Mowe and partnered by principal funder the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Edimburgo, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre, plus supporters Valvona & Crolla VinCaffè and Fratelli Sarti, Glasgow, as well as Menabrea beers.

The new edition highlights an exciting and diverse line-up of contemporary and classic Italian cinema which recently received the welcome news that the Italian Government will see its support to the industry rise to £300 million a year, an increase of 60 per cent.

Another of this year’s particular highlights is a special focus on Luchino Visconti in the year of the 40th anniversary of his death. The Cineteca di Bologna are working with us to offer exclusive UK opportunities to view one of his masterpieces Rocco and his Brothers in a newly restored version.

We continue our partnership with Istituto Luce Cinecittà’s Promotional department in Rome and their London showcase, Cinema Made in Italy. If you’re in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness or London March
is the month to join the celebration of all that’s best and innovative in il cinema italiano.